Fort Moultrie

Date: June 28, 1776.

Blue field. No canton. White crescent moon in upper left-hand corner. The word "Liberty" on bottom. [R37]
This flag is autographed by Robert E. McNair, Governor of South Carolina.

This flag was adopted by South Carolina and flown over the ramparts of Fort Sullivan at Charleston, S.C. sometimes there were three moons and sometimes the word "Liberty" at the bottom.

This flag was flying above Fort Moultrie (then Fort Sullivan) in Charleston Harbor when the British attacked in June 28, 1776. In the course of the battle, the flag was shot away an fell outside the parapet. Sergeant William Jasper, defying death, heroically recovered the banner and implanted it once again on the bastion.

Read more about the Battle of Fort Sullivan.